Luca Urlando Breaks 17-18 NAG Record in 200 Fly – 1:40.67

GEORGIA FALL INVITATIONAL

Tonight, in the last session of Georgia’s Fall Invitational, UGA freshman Luca Urlando cracked the U.S. National Age Group record in the 17-18 200 butterfly.

His time of 1:40.67 clears the old mark of 1:40.85 done in 2018 by Nicolas Albiero when he was a freshman at Louisville. Joining Albiero and Brendan Burns, who went 1:40.98 as a freshman at Indiana, Urlando is now the third 17-18 U.S. male to go under 1:41 in this event.

Urlando’s old best, a 1:40.91, was from December of 2018, well before he aged up into the 17-18 age group. That 1:40.91 still stands as the 15-16 NAG record, and Urlando is still the only 16 & under to have ever broken 1:41.

SPLITS

  • 22.61
  • 48.42 (25.81)
  • 1:14.52 (26.10)
  • 1:40.67 (26.15)

In tonight’s race, Urlando was the only one out under 49 in the first 100, and he was able to hold 26.1’s on the back 100 to finish ahead of senior teammate Camden Murphy (1:41.23), the reigning SEC champion in this event.

In his previous best of 1:40.91, Urlando was out 48.50, then pushed for a very quick 25.58 third 50, but fell off at 26.83 in the final 50.

Urlando is now #20 all-time among Americans of any age, and he just misses the top 25 all-time global performers list.

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PFA
8 months ago

Luca has a shot at being the youngest under 1:40 before he ages up.

Last edited 8 months ago by PFA
Mr Piano
8 months ago

Can’t wait for championship season. He’s gonna kill it

SwimFani
Reply to  Mr Piano
8 months ago

I agree he is looking great to win an event at SECs…but remember it is a TEAM battle. My money is on the MAN VOLS who will get all riled up, cheer louder, improve more, dive better and strut with their imposing coonskin hats like tall Tennesseans! Those barefoot boys from Tennessee will eek out a TEAM victory at SECs – you can bank on it!

Anonymous
Reply to  SwimFani
8 months ago

That is the worst take I’ve ever heard

Anonymous
8 months ago

He lost his cap at the 150 so he could’ve been faster

SkiSki
8 months ago
SwimFani
8 months ago

Great swim – congrats!

MX4x50relay
8 months ago

That’s very swift

sad frog
8 months ago

Came here from the Casas ig story lol

Erik
8 months ago

Backed it up with a heck of a lead off on the relay, 42.4… great swims.

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Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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